[QUOTE=Soundgod;1059798]OK John, but what?
The theme parks were part of the portfolio long before they bought ABC and were part of the portfolio a good decade before entering into cable, so it would make more sense to spin off broadcasting the same way that Viacom spun CBS off after they bought it.
Meanwhile, you’re complaining about a synergy between the parks and the studios that have existed since Disneyland opened in 1955.
What you’re really complaining about is all large cap corporations and how they do business and have done business for at least the last 30 years.
The Tron numbers are a shade better than was projected and it is a given that there will be sequels this time. There was a Tronorail running in Orlando for 6 months and a Hallmark ornament of a light cycle. If we don’t see a Tron attraction by the time the second film is in theaters, I’d be surprised.
But is this any different than building Tom Sawyer’s Island in the 1950’s?
I just think you’re over stressing things. If you think it’s bad, just consider for a moment how much worse it would have been if Comcast had pulled off their hostile takeover of Disney in 2004.
Right now I’m shuddering at the thought that Comcast is trying to acquire NBC Universal from GE.[/QUOTE]
you made my point,cannot be taken over if you are not public,and you can conduct business as you see fit,not try to hit a home run every quarter,I love going to the restaurant called the palm,upscale steak house,privately held,well during the down turn while others were closing stores and laying people off,their attitude was it was better to be cohesive,keep people on board and so instead of making XXXXX amount of money this year they would be OK if they made xxxxxxx amount minus whatever,it meant for a great attitude amongst workers and customers alike …you see every meeting is not consumed with cutting costs and raising more money,it is concerned on how you move forward,you understand as a disney fan you can see that attitude creeping in,labor strife,projects delayed ,plans put off…and trying to find more ways to charge more ,if you have been to CA adventures lately last summer they had a show so undisneylke it was hard to explain,more hip grinding,and sexual overtures,I leaned over to my wife and saifd did we take the wrong turn somewhere,that then turned into some excuse to sell alchohol and they even brought in outside vendors to serve food ,the reason for this was they are not our employees and we don’t have to pay them,well one of those vendors was thrown out for selling drugs at the park…that is a perfect example of trying to raise the bottom line and losing the true magic of disney…decisions based on profit and not on what disney experience is all about…FAMILY